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i'm running a dell lattitude lappy on win 98. Recently the system has bcome unstable. I keep getting explorer error and then have to shut down explorer, also occasionaly getting internet script error.

What would you suggest i should do?

Also is there any good utility program that u would suggest that monitor the system to ensure everything is running to spec and if not can automatically sort out problems?

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this is probably not the answer you are looking for, but you probably need to fresh install, how long has that OS been running for?
 

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Kam, you could try Norton system mechanic, worth a try I suppose... As for Internet Explorer, try doing a re-install/repair see if that fixes your prob's, or you could swap to Opera or Firefox (which I think are better myself).
Have to say in the past, I used to do fresh install of win9x every 12months or so...

Have fun :)
 

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Kam71 said:
i'm running a dell lattitude lappy on win 98. Recently the system has bcome unstable. I keep getting explorer error and then have to shut down explorer, also occasionaly getting internet script error.

What would you suggest i should do?

Also is there any good utility program that u would suggest that monitor the system to ensure everything is running to spec and if not can automatically sort out problems?

Cheers

I would suggest a re-install Dell is a good website for drivers even win98.
Or
you could install Win98 over the top of the existing OS I hope I'm correct in saying that it should save your existing configuration. I have done this many time's but a few years ago. it should ask to save your existing config in Win98 SE

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hi kam71 as others have said reload is your best bet.
when working in IT dept as contractor for a company in warwick a few years ago they had dell lappys running win98 any we got with exporer problems it was quicker to reload than piddle about.
what i would suggest b4 u reload is get your service tag number off pc and put into dell web site (as flapjack said) u can download all drivers for your machine put this on cd b4 u start.
 

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if you add and remove alot of software you could try a program called registry mechanic to clean the registry also i use norton system works to fix windows problems also you could clean system restore internet files cookies and of course defragment
 

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i would try running memtest x86+. ive found a lot of unstable systems have droped a memory module. google mentest and you should find it. extract to a floppy and reboot. its free and is on sourceforge.
 
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